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As businesses adjust to Covid-19, a new take on an old question: Who owns the sidewalks?

On Nov 6, 2020
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The pandemic has transformed everyday walkways into hot real estate—raising new concerns about the rapid commercialization of public space.

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RT @julianagyeman: This colonizing of the sidewalk has been a huge disruption for people with disabilities. As commerce moves to the curb, folks in wheelchairs or with vision impairments are struggling to feel welcome in what were already difficult-to-navigate public spaces https://t.co/yDxWMcXYXT
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As businesses adjust to Covid-19, a new take on an old question: Who owns the sidewalks?

As businesses adjust to Covid-19, a new take on an old question: Who owns the sidewalks?

The pandemic has transformed everyday walkways into hot real estate—raising new concerns about the rapid commercialization of public space.

The High Cost of Bad Sidewalks

The High Cost of Bad Sidewalks

The critical role that good pedestrian infrastructure plays in city life has been exposed by the coronavirus lockdowns. Why can’t cities fix their sidewalk gap?

Urbanists of Twitter

Urbanists of Twitter

Learn from some of these incredible city innovators as we head into the next decade and beyond.

Here’s what our cities will look like after the coronavirus pandemic

Here’s what our cities will look like after the coronavirus pandemic

Editor’s note: This is the first of two posts exploring the long-term effects the COVID-19 crisis will have on the American city. Once we get through this, cities as we know them will be ...

Reclaim Our Cities

Reclaim Our Cities

Who are our cities for? A reading list on the geography of inequality, the politics of cities and planning and the fights for more just and sustainable urban environments.

The Spaces That Make Cities Fairer and More Resilient

The Spaces That Make Cities Fairer and More Resilient

Our shared economy depends most on what happens in between.

How Bad Policy Ends Up on Our Sidewalks

How Bad Policy Ends Up on Our Sidewalks

From scooter start-ups to public-health issues, sidewalks have long been a dumping ground for all kinds of policy failures.

Harvard GSD faculty take on the challenge of building just cities

Harvard GSD faculty take on the challenge of building just cities

AN checked in with several faculty members at Harvard GSD who have been developing new frameworks for building and evaluating more just cities.

Could Barcelona’s plan to push out cars and build superblocks work in the US?

Could Barcelona’s plan to push out cars and build superblocks work in the US?

A few US cities, like Portland, Oregon, might have the infrastructure and civic will to follow in Barcelona’s footsteps.

To make a more accessible city, turn to the sidewalk

To make a more accessible city, turn to the sidewalk

Universities, advocacy groups and startups are all exploring how to bring "big data to accessibility" in order to transform mobility for disabled communities.

On The Park Bench: Meet The Speakers

On The Park Bench: Meet The Speakers

Read below for more information about the speakers we've invited to participate in On The Park Bench: A Public Square Conversation. Carol Caraballo Vice President of Behavioral Health ...

The (Un)walkable City: The Pedestrian Crisis in Kyiv

The (Un)walkable City: The Pedestrian Crisis in Kyiv

Street design in Kyiv, Ukraine leaves something to be desired: walkability. Oleksandr Anisimov analyses how it needs to change so that everyone can use public space.Upon returning from a ...

The Pandemic Shows What Cars Have Done to Cities

The Pandemic Shows What Cars Have Done to Cities

Along streets suddenly devoid of traffic, pedestrians get a fresh look at all the space that motor vehicles have commandeered.

Pedestrians First: A New Tool for Walkable Cities

Pedestrians First: A New Tool for Walkable Cities

With the urban share of the world’s population expected to increase to 70 percent by 2050, ITDP is introducing a new tool to help governments, city planners, NGOs, and developers make ...